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  • Showcase of Awesome e-Commerce Platforms for Your Website

    With the advent of online shopping and marketing, e-commerce websites have become the norm for businesses, both big and small. The number of online shopping stores as well as vendors and firms selling their products or services on the internet is increasing everyday, and this has added to the importance of capable e-commerce platforms.



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  • Building an Online Web Design Portfolio: Tools, Themes, and Templates

    There many benefits to having an online web design portfolio, but there is something more than beneficial to displaying web design work online, in the arena in which it was intended; it just feels at home. Optimized and ready to show off its full potential. A high-quality portfolio can leverage the same interactive, responsive features that a well designed website uses, letting you show clients your strengths and capabilities.



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  • Collection of the Coolest Uses of the Google Maps API

    Without a doubt Google Maps has opened new windows to our world and enabled us to look at ourselves a little differently. The ingenuity of 3rd party developers using the Google Maps API has created a dazzling array of apps and tools that range from the brilliant to the bizarre. Here are 30 of the coolest waiting for you to check them out.



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  • A Collection of Beautiful Joomla Templates

    Originally a fork of Mambo, Joomla has grown into the second most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the web behind WordPress. In January 2012 Joomla was upgraded from 1.7 to version 2.5. It brought a lot of great new features such as notifications for easier updates, multi database support and improved search functionality.



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  • Design on the Go: Designer Apps for Android

    As smartphones have advanced, and the display and photo capture technologies have improved, many have desired the ability to design and to edit images on their mobile phones. In fact, today hundreds of design applications exist on Google Play (previously known as Android Market). So in order to help you sift through the noise to find the ideal one for your needs, we decided to take a look at our top twenty designer apps for Android.



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  • Extending the Web: Useful Google Chrome Extensions

    At the end of 2011 Chrome surpassed Firefox as the second most popular browser in the world. One of the reasons it has grown in popularity could be because of its expansive Chrome Web Store. The store has thousands of applications that help extend the functionality of Chrome and make your browsing experience safer, quicker and more fun.



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  • A Showcase of Amazing Drupal Themes

    Since its inception, Drupal has had the (rather infamous) reputation of being the developer’s CMS. Designing a website using Drupal meant hard-coding every aspect of the appearance of your website. However, over time, and with the advent of Drupal 7, the picture has changed. Drupal too, like WordPress, now boasts of several new and beautiful themes (also called templates), and the number is increasing everyday (including ports of themes from WP).



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  • All About jQuery: Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins and Tutorials

    Every designer knows that jQuery is not only a handy tool, but it is also very popular and widely implemented. Thus, they try to master their jQuery skills. If you fit into this category then this post of over 40 fresh and cool jQuery plugins and tutorials is for you. This showcase should allow you to grab some of the techniques required for developing a more interactive and visually appealing website with jQuery and harness the power of this tool.



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  • Free Photoshop Alternatives For Editing Photos

    Photoshop has been the darling of the design industry for decades. It’s a fantastic program that has led the way since the release of Photoshop 1 on the Mac way back in 1990.



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  • Get Your Kits: Fresh Web and Mobile UI Kits, Wireframe Kits and PSD’s

    Today, we have a useful compilation for our readers of fresh web UI kits, mobile UI kits and wireframe kits complete with PSD files that will certainly come in handy when you are designing projects. Some basic user interface elements are always welcome toolbox additions by designers. We need them for a wide range of projects in order to able to easily create an accurate UI model of either a website or app.



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